Nominations have opened for the second annual everywoman in Travel Awards, which this year will also honour men who have advanced the progress of females in the industry.
Among four new categories is Male Agent of Change, awarded to a man for his active commitment to helping the career progression of women in travel.
Also new is the International Inspiration award sponsored by Gold Medal & Travel 2, given to a woman working outside the UK and Ireland who is a role model in her community.
Other new honours include Executive Leader – awarded to a woman making a significant direct financial contribution to the commercial success of the business – and Leader of Change for women driving the strategic direction of a business through best practices, employee engagement, improved productivity and innovation.
Karen Gill everywoman co-founder said: “We launched the everywoman in Travel Awards in 2017 to recognise the best female talent in the industry. This year, we also wanted to celebrate the work that many men are doing to encourage more gender-balanced work forces at a senior level, which is why we have introduced the Male Agent of Change Award.
“The purpose of these awards is to recognise those whose contribution will ensure the future success of the travel industry and that women are able to participate fully and be recognised regardless of seniority or circumstance.”
Other categories are:
One to Watch – Awarded to a young game-changer under the age of 21 in education or apprenticeship who demonstrates a passion for the travel industry.
Tomorrow’s Leader, sponsored by TTG Media – Awarded to a woman under 30 making a significant contribution to the sector.
Entrepreneur, sponsored by Celebrity Cruises – Awarded to an owner/operator of a travel business that has been operating for three years or more whose vision will inspire other women to start their own enterprise.
Above & Beyond – Awarded to a woman at any stage of her career that has truly gone above and beyond her role to help drive the organisation’s success.
Team Leader – Awarded to a woman whose team leadership has greatly contributed to the organisation’s success.
To nominate, visit everywoman.com/travel-awards. Entries are free and are open until June 11. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the East Wintergarden, London on November 14.